Challenging Stereotypes about Disability on Stage

Issue 12, April 2009.

‘Fabulous World’ Festival of Theatre showcasing performances by troupes of mentally and physically impaired youths from across Ukraine. May 7 – 10, venue to be confirmed This year will see the eighth annual Fabulous World theatre festival, with participants from as far a field as Poland, Belarus and Russia set to join their Ukrainian colleagues in Lviv early this May. The event, which is organized by the ‘Untrod Path’ charity, is the product of efforts dating back to 2002, when parents of kids with special needs came together and decided to put together a cultural event where their children could demonstrate their creative abilities and confront negative perceptions of those living within constrained physical or mental limitations. The result has been a much loved annual gathering that is well worth supporting and remains a real credit to all involved.